About us

THE STORY OF re-origin

At age 25, Ben Ahrens, a semi-professional surfer and fitness trainer, became bedridden for over 3 years with Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease. Despite his best efforts and conventional medical treatment, Ben found himself truly stuck – unable to improve. Then he came across neuroplasticity.

In 2009 Ben attended an online class in neuroanatomy via UC Berkeley to better understand his own brain and condition. In the class, Ben learned of the extraordinary results that applied neuroscience or “neuroplasticity training” had demonstrated with chronic pain, physical rehab, and even immune related conditions.

It was at this point that he realized the brain as the “chief orchestrator” of all mental, physical, and emotional processes. Rather than seeking out further doctors, Ben set out to heal himself with this new neuroplasticity-based approach.

In the years that followed, Ben sought out and consulted (and now works with) top neuroscientists and cutting edge doctors from all over the world. His eventual success with recovering his own health (Ben has remained 100% healed for over 10 years now) led him to form The Brain Trust™ which now serves as the cornerstone of re-origin. Together, they’ve developed a program and process capable of replicating these results at scale, for a wide range of debilitating conditions.

2007- 2009

Ben takes his fascination for human health and healing to New York City where he works as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, helping post-habilitation patients recover from neurological injuries and return to normal life. In 2009, Ben undergoes his own healing journey in an up and down struggle with chronic Lyme disease.

2010 – 2014

Through the power for neuroplasticity, Ben healed himself from Lyme, CFS, and Hypersensitivity disorder. He joins forces with Innovative Medicine, earning advanced certifications in biological medicine & becoming an AADP Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner in the state of New York. Together, they work on untangling some of the world’s most complex chronic conditions.

2016 – 2018

Having made a full recovery, Ben started helping others do the same. He shares what he’s learned at such venues as: Quantified Self, Habit Design, TEDx, Esalen Institute, The Biohacking Conference, and the US Army (Fort Bragg, NC). Collaborating with and learning from the best in their fields, a synergy arises with the aim of helping others reclaim their health by rewiring their brain.

2019 – NOW

The re-origin Brain Trust™ is formed and Dr. Ken Gorfinkle, Dr. Kelly Kent, and Ben Ahrens distill their combined decades of research and experience into a science-based neuroplasticity program that now helps hundreds of re-origin’s members reclaim their health and lives. With this neuroplasticity training, Ben’s 100% healing is now possible for others experiencing chronic illness.

Our mission

Now, we’re on a mission to empower you to heal yourself and return your own brain to homeostasis by providing effective, science-based, self-directed neuroplasticity programs and technologies – all within an uplifting community of inspiring individuals who share your journey. Together, with The Brain Trust™ we are dedicated to supporting your recovery and path back to yourself.

This program is designed by experts and people who have lived through transformation.

Meet The Brain Trust™ & re-origin® Team

Ben Ahrens, Co-founder & CEO

See Ben’s TED talk on how he used Neuroplasticity to heal from Lyme Disease & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Dr. Ken Gorfinkle, Ph.D. Psychology

Advisor on the re-origin® Brain TrustTM
Dr. Ken is a Clinical Psychologist in New York.

Dr. Kelly Kent, Ph.D. Neuroscience

Advisor on the re-origin® Brain TrustTM
Dr. Kelly is Neuroscience Consultant and Founder of the Master Mind Institute.

“re-origin® offers people a chance to take back control over the process of self-healing”

— Dr. Ken Gorfinkle, Ph.D